Welcome to the Azab

Welcome to AZAB 2015, the 2,400 mile ocean race, in the unlikely event of you sailing in a straight line!

Having enjoyed my first AZAB Race in 2011, I now find myself as Race Director of 2015.

Colin Drummond a founder /competitor of the AZAB in 1973 has passed the Race Director baton to me and has threatened to race again in 2015.

It is an international ocean race for all comers, from experienced yachtsmen sailing 60 footers to the inexperienced guys like me with smallish boats. I had never raced my Moody 336 or sailed further than Brittany!

YES, you too can have the buzz of a friendly and supportive group of like-minded sailors.

Register your interest and put your name down on our growing list, so we can send you the Notice of Race by May 2013. The requirements will be as specified by ISAF (Cat 1).

We are assembling our AZAB 2015 committee at the RCYC and look forward to adding your name to those interested in taking part in the race.

Yours sincerely
Francis Shillitoe
Race Director AZAB 2015